Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition records

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

In process. Approximately 170 linear feet of material consisting of documents produced during the planning and execution of MCA exhibitions, including correspondence from artists, curators, collectors, and gallery owners; checklists; floor plans; research; catalogue drafts; press releases; and other materials, arranged by exhibition in chronological order. Subjects of exhibitions include Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Claes Oldenburg, Dan Flavin, Christo, George Segal, László Maholy-Nagy, Nam June Paik, Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Rosemarie Trockel, Chris Burden, Jim Nutt, H. C. Westermann, Gordon Matta Clark, Leon Golub, Vito Acconci, Charles Ray, Sol LeWitt, Kerry James Marshall, Max Neuhaus, Lorna Simpson, Robert Heinecken, Lee Bontecou, Alexander Calder, Richard Tuttle, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bruce Nauman.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded in 1967, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago stages exhibitions, performances, and other events to showcase art since 1945.

Additional Notes

Related collections: David Katzive Papers, Jan van der Marck Papers, Video Archive, Performing Arts Events Archive, Joseph Randall Shapiro Papers, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.